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Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default
What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve
President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown
Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown
Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)
Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
What Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Other Entrepreneurs Tweeted About the U.S. Government Shutdown
Politics and business don't always mix but these owners spoke out about the shutdown.
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth
Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)
This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
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OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare
What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive
Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
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